Ongoing awareness of meningococcal disease is being encouraged, despite Public Health South saying the risk of another case linked to two Wanaka pupils is unlikely.
After six weeks of intensive training and competition, Wanaka paralympic swimmer Hamish McLean will take a short break from the pool to focus on something a bit more relaxing: school work.
Social clubs for retirees have been threatened with legal action if they continue using the Probus name while not affiliated to an Australian organisation.
A dry September has left Lake Hawea close to its lowest allowable level for almost a month, and locals are worried the lake will not return to normal levels if the dry spell continues.
Wanaka's clean image could be under threat unless people took responsibility and made sure their litter was disposed of correctly, anti-littering campaigners say
It was a two-person show in Lake Hawea yesterday, as two regional council candidates met potential voters at a candidates meeting organised by Michael Laws.
Public Health South will review all recent cases of the meningococcal B New Zealand strain in the southern area to try to identify a cause for the recent spike in the disease.
Antibiotics have been administered to nearly 300 pupils at Mount Aspiring College in the past two days, in an effort to stop the spread of meningococcal disease.
Boat users taking advantage of the longer daylight hours are being reminded of the speed limit rules on the Clutha River.
A rapid supply of a meningococcal vaccine is being sourced by the Ministry of Health, so it can be used if cases of the disease increase in the southern area.
Medication will be given to about 300 senior pupils at Mount Aspiring College in an effort to stop the spread of meningococcal disease.
The Ministry of Health has been working with Public Health South to ensure meningococcal disease does not spread to other pupils at Mount Aspiring School.
The teenage son of a Makarora man who died in a 4WD accident raced down a cattle track to to raise the alarm after their vehicle plunged more than 50m into a valley.
There are no indications of a meningococcal disease outbreak in Wanaka, despite a second pupil from Mount Aspiring College being admitted to hospital.
A second Mount Aspiring College pupil has been admitted to hospital with suspected meningococcal disease.
The serious crash unit was yesterday investigating the cause of a crash in which one man was killed and two others injured.
A man has died after being thrown from a 4x4 vehicle when it rolled on an off-road track near Makarora.
Originally from Invercargill, Queenstown Lakes district mayoral hopeful Jim Boult says he's "never been a stranger to hard work".